Applying to the Honors Program

How to apply

Applicants wishing to be considered for the Houghton Honors Program must complete the Houghton College admission process.

Upon admission to Houghton, selected students will be invited to interview for admission to the program on the basis of their academic profile.  The 2020-2021 interview process will be virtual and will be a two-day experience consisting of an interview, an evaluated activity, information sessions on our programs, and opportunities to interact with and ask questions of the Director of each program and recent honors students.

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The invitation process

The Admission Office will begin the formal invitation process to interview for the program in September, continuing through early February. Decisions regarding admission to the program will be made on a rolling basis, and within three weeks of completion of your interview.

Honors costs

The basic cost of participation includes Houghton tuition plus program fees. The cost is only incrementally more than a typical semester in Houghton. Financial aid can be used for the Honors Program.

James S. Luckey Full Tuition Award

Two James S. Luckey Full Tuition Awards are offered every year. Selection for these awards stems from Houghton’s Honors Interview process, as recipients are selected out of the pool of Honors candidates. Recipients of these awards will be notified on February 19, 2021.